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Phenomics Health Validates Patented Technology Following Seed Financing Personalized Medicine for Medication Selection and Monitoring

September 24, 2021

Plymouth, MI – September 22, 2021 – Phenomics Health Inc., a platform bioinformatics-based precision medicine company, today announced completion of clinical product development and validation for its PrecīsMed™ pharmacometabolomics (PMx) technology in its new CLIA laboratory located at the Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center. The company’s laboratory operations, validation, as well as ongoing research…

Cayman Receives Grant to Evaluate Use of KMN-159 to Accelerate Dental Implant Osseointegration

September 24, 2021

ANN ARBOR, MI, September 16, 2021 — The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded Cayman Chemical with a $1,700,500 grant to explore Cayman’s patented small molecule bone repair agent KMN-159 as the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in a drug-device combination to improve the mechanical anchorage of dental titanium implants into the jawbone. The…

Cayman Offers Multidisciplinary Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Capabilities

September 17, 2021

ANN ARBOR, MI, September 14, 2021 — Cayman Chemical, leader in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of lipids, has partnered with NanoImaging Services and T&T Scientific to provide a multi-pronged platform that synthesizes, characterizes, and formulates lipid-based nanoparticles to help researchers and pharmaceutical companies alike develop vaccines and other novel therapeutics from the preclinical stage…

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

September 1, 2021

Original Source Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency…

New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People

August 17, 2021

Original Source CDC has released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. “CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said…

Pro-bono Ultra-rare Disease Regulatory Assistance Program Create by MMS for Patient Advocacy Groups With the Greatest Need

August 17, 2021

CANTON, Mich. (August 12, 2021) – MMS Holdings Inc. (MMS) – an award-winning, data-focused CRO – announced today the launch of its pro-bono support program aimed at advancing research for ultra-rare diseases. Within this program, MMS will select from patient advocacy groups with demonstrable need and will provide complimentary regulatory assistance. This assistance program is…

FDA Targets Early September for Approving Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine

August 17, 2021

Original Source The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine by early September, amid a resurgence of cases that has heightened pressure on the administration to get more Americans vaccinated. While the agency had long eyed the fall for granting full licensure, officials have recently accelerated their work, and now hope…

Philippines Approves GMO ‘Golden Rice’ for Commercial Production

August 17, 2021

Original Source The Philippines became the world’s first country Friday to approve the commercial production of genetically modified “golden rice” that experts hope will combat childhood blindness and save lives in the developing world. A biosafety permit issued by government regulators paves the way for the rice — enriched with the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene…

Kalamazoo-based, Global Spice Company Opens New 6,500-square-foot Technology Center

August 17, 2021

Original Source KALAMAZOO, MI — A global supplier that has stayed true to its Kalamazoo roots, The Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company (Kalsec), is expanding once again with the opening of a new facility in Kalamazoo. A leading producer of natural spice and herb extracts, colors, food protection and hop extracts for the food and beverage…

Strata Oncology Completes $90 Million Series C Financing

August 17, 2021

Original Source Funding will accelerate ongoing development of tissue and blood tests to broaden the reach and impact of precision medicine for patients with cancer  ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 28, 2021 – Strata Oncology, Inc., a precision oncology company advancing molecular indications for cancer therapies, today announced the completion of a $90 million Series C financing,…

Data CRO Expands its Virtual Learning Portfolio with New Life Sciences Courses in Inspection Readiness and Clinical Programming

August 17, 2021

CANTON, Mich. (July 28, 2021) – MMS Holdings (MMS) – an award-winning, data-focused CRO – announced that its learning arm, MMS Academy, has expanded its global training portfolio with the launch of new courses in inspection readiness and clinical programming. These new courses – created by industry-trained subject matter experts – will give students and…

WHO Issues New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing for the Advancement of Public Health

August 17, 2021

Original Source Two new companion reports released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) provide the first global recommendations to help establish human genome editing as a tool for public health, with an emphasis on safety, effectiveness and ethics. The forward-looking new reports result from the first broad, global consultation looking at somatic, germline and heritable human…

Sickle Cell Disease and a Pivotal Moment to End Health Inequality

August 17, 2021

Original Source Covid-19 laid bare the long-standing vulnerability of minority and low-income communities in U.S. society and its health system even as we celebrated the power of scientific innovation to rein in the pandemic. It’s time to turn that innovation, driven by an even greater mind shift, to end inequality in treatment. In perhaps no…

Menendez, Cassidy Introduce Legislation to Lower Drug Prices for Seniors

August 17, 2021

Bipartisan bill establishes a new out-of-pocket cap on catastrophic coverage, redesigns Medicare Part D benefits structure WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) today reintroduced the bipartisan Seniors Prescription Drug Relief Act to strengthen Medicare Part D and make it easier for seniors to afford their medication. “Our bipartisan bill would put…

New Study Shows Partnership Between Michigan’s Skilled Craft Unions And The Biopharmaceutical Industry Resulted In More Than $1.1 Billion In Investment Over Six Years

July 2, 2021

Investment Yielded Nearly $26 Million in Earnings for Michigan’s Skilled Craft Union Workers By PILMA KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association today released an update to its first-of-its-kind report on the economic impact of the long-standing partnership between skilled craft unions and the biopharmaceutical industry in Michigan and 13 other states. The report…